Harold Fraser Oval scheduled for major upgrade

03/01/2018

Users of Harold Fraser Oval at Carss Park are set to experience a number of benefits once significant improvements to the ground are undertaken in March 2018.

Mayor of Georges River Council, Kevin Greene, said works for Harold Fraser Oval will include the construction of new drainage and irrigation at the ground.

“These works will improve the quality of the ground by improving the drainage of water and prevent water logging,” he said.

“Following these important upgrades, the ground will then be resurfaced, which will include re-establishing of the cricket pitch.”

“Harold Fraser Oval is utilised by District cricket and local football teams and it’s important that the works improve this valuable recreational asset,” he added.

Mayor Greene explained that the project will commence after the completion of the current cricket season. “These works will also coincide with the construction of the new $1.1 million Harold Fraser Oval Community Pavilion, which is a separate project being undertaken as part of the Stronger Communities Program,” he said.

"St George Football Association has provided their full support for the delivery of the works and the closure of the ground for the 2018 season." 

“Once completed sporting groups and members of the community will be able to enjoy the use of the Oval.”

Funding for the project includes $250,000 allocated from 2017-2018 Kogarah Bay Ward Capital Works and $40,000 allocation from the 2016-2017 Budget.

In addition to the allocated budget for the project, $75,000 for the Harold Fraser Oval practice cricket wickets will come from the Georges River Section 94A Contributions Plan and $375,000 for the Harold Fraser Oval embellishments works from the Kogarah Section 94 Contribution Plan No. 5 – Open Space 2007.

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